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6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 guest suites, sleeps 10
Two wings lead off the sitting room. The first leads to a single bedroom, shared bathroom and the master bedroom. The master bedroom has two windows which were positioned so that each frames an island view (Giglio and Giannutri). The other wing leads the kitchen, to the bunk bed room and shower room. The house is on two levels and built on a small rise so that the sitting room, gardens and kitchen are on the main floor and the guest suites underneath. The sitting room leads onto a large outside terracotta terrace which is perfect for al fresco dinning or simply relaxing under the pergola or large umbrella. There are also two lawns which are great for playing with the children or simply relaxing while watching the sun set. Two short, external flights of stairs lead to the guest suites. One suite has a double bedroom and bathroom. The other suite has a double bedroom, a bedroom with two single beds and shared shower room.
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Monte Argentario is an Italian well-kept secret. This peninsular on the Tuscan coastline is renowned for its spectacular setting and seashore.
Two parallel roads lined with pine trees and kilometres of sandy beach link the peninsula to mainland Italy. Prototypical Italian hairpin roads wind their way round the mountainside to the ports of Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano.
Poised between the mountain as its backdrop and the Mediterranean Sea is the picturesque Bay of Cala Piccola.
Popular sports in the area include swimming, snorkling, diving, cannoing, cycling, walking and tennis to name a few.
Boat hire is possible from the local town, Porto Santo Stefano http://www.san-stefano.gr/boat_hire.php
Boat trips to Giglio Island run reguarly from Porto Santo Stefano.
Golf: A new golf course has been opened. www.argentariogolfresortspa.it
The Argentario Golf Club, with its par 71, 18-hole course, excellent practice facilities and hotel, is set to play an important role in Argentario’s leisure and tourism development. The club is located in a protected oasis of Mediterranean maquis, with fine views across the valley to the open sea, the Orbetello lagoon and the hills of the Maremma in the distance. The undulating terrain, extensive use of water hazards and unforgiving rough provide an enjoyable challenge for all abilities. Whether you are fine-tuning your technique or learning the rudiments of the game, the Argentario Golf Club offers a truly diverse and unique golfing experience. Look no further for your next golf holiday, golfing break or corporate golf event!
Notes: Guests are welcome (handicap of 36 required) – however, it necessary to reserve a tee time and soft spikes must be worn. Dogs are permitted, provided they are kept on a lead.
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About Bruce Bennett
We are an Anglo-Italian family with an Italian mother and British father. We grew up in England and spent idyllic summer holidays at the villa with our Italian grandfather, his extended family and loads of cousins. We are four siblings based in Rome, Paris and in the UK.
Bruce Bennett purchased this Villa in 1960
Why Bruce Bennett chose Cala Piccola
It is great for large families and people that want a little privacy. The house is well divided so that you can be together or relax on your own. The road is quiet with only 5 other villas and a very famous Italian pop star (Antonello Venditti) for a neighbour (who is rarely around and is very quiet!). The area is really safe and there is a lovely welcoming feeling at the beach (just say my name). The beach club has everything that you could need. Lifeguards, bar, restaurant, showers, playground with swings and ping pong. There are also many places where you can sit in the shade other than your umbrella. There are safe caves to explore and a diving board. The playground is near the entrance where a lady sits, who loves children and keeps an eye out for them all.